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March 24 In the Press

Emerson's supermarket announce home delivery service. IMG_9503

Emerson’s announce home delivery service to support elderly and vulnerable

EMERSON’S Supermarket boss, Gavin Emerson, has announced a new home delivery service to ensure basic necessities get to local elderly and vulnerable customers during lockdown.

The supermarket has been inundated with calls from concerned relatives living as far away as Belfast who wanted reassurance there’s something locally in place to support elderly relatives living in the Armagh area.

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March 24 In the Press

Emerson's Supermarket continues to serve the community of Armagh and surrounding areas. IMG_6810

Emerson’s Supermarket pulls out all stops to serve community in lockdown

A LEADING Armagh retailer and restaurateur says he and his team remain dedicated and committed to serving the community of Armagh in what he describes as ‘extremely challenging trading conditions’.  

Gavin Emerson, owner of Emerson’s Supermarket, has had to shut his restaurant Uluru Bar & Grill, but has commended his team for their huge efforts in spite of three weeks of enforced lockdown.

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March 6 In the Press

Minister for Education Peter Weir speaking at Northern Conference of the INTO

Inspections regime set for an overhaul as Education Minister wants ‘radical change’

THE Minister for Education got a round of applause and a standing ovation at the Northern Conference of the Irish National Teachers’ Organsisation when he stated a “radical change” is needed in the way inspections are carried out.

Northern Conference delegates applaud the minister’s commitment to overhaul the inspections system.

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March 6 In the Press

Teachers' mental health needs must be addressed says INTO at Northern Conference 2020. Pictures by Kevin Cooper, Photoline

Teachers’ mental health needs must be addressed by employers, says INTO

THE Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says there’s an increasing need to deal with teachers’ mental health needs in schools across Northern Ireland due to a sharp rise in serious mental health problems in young people.F

Figures published recently revealed that almost 800 post primary school pupils in Northern Ireland are on a waiting list to receive counselling.

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March 6 In the Press

Nuala O'Donnell urging schools to make classrooms menopause friendly

INTO to urge principals to make NI classrooms menopause friendly

Principals across Northern Ireland will be urged today to make schools and classrooms more menopause friendly in order to support teachers and help prevent them leaving their professions.

A motion will call on the INTO at the 152nd Northern Conference to negotiate with employers on a range of measures including putting in place an agreed policy on supporting menopause in classrooms.

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March 5 In the Press

Northern Secretary Gerry Murphy at INTO conference

Mental health, menopause and budget cuts high on agenda at INTO conference

HUNDREDS of delegates will gather at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry this weekend (March 6&7) for the Northern Conference of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

Senior officials will address issues such as mental health and menopause which are key issues affecting staff and pupils in every school in Northern Ireland. Also on the agenda will be equality, budget cuts, special educational needs and much more.

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November 25 In the Press

Symphonia Gin will be at the Good Food Winter Show at Birmingham's NEC 2019

Mary Berry, The Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jnr and Symphonia Gin

The place to be this weekend is Birmingham’s NEC where Symphonia Gin will be well placed among 450 exhibitors for the BBC Good Food Show Winter.

The event will see chefs, cooks and bakers including Tom Kerridge, Mary Berry, The Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jnr and James Martin cooking up a storm. Check out the ticket giveaway on Symphonia Gin’s Facebook Page

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October 10 The Richhill Apple Fayre

The launch of the RichhiLL apple Harvest Fayre 2019

Taste Armagh at the 2019 Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

ARMAGH’s land, which is famous for its PGI protected Armagh Bramley Apple, will feature firmly on the food map yet again as the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre returns on October 26 for its sixth year.

The popular harvest fayre, takes place during the ‘Taste The Island’ 12 week long collaboration with Tourism Northern Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. There will be food and drink stalls, crafts, fun and games for all of the family and much more.

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December 4 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

From left, Gavin Emerson, Marissa Quinn and Alessie Magowan from The Emerson's Foundation with Richard Thompson from the Armagh Foodbank launching the Christmas Trolley Appeal P1030943A

Emerson’s Supermarket ‘Trolley Appeal’ to aid foodbank

THE Emerson’s Foundation is collaborating with Armagh Foodbank to help with a surge in demand from families living in the community who are facing financial struggles this Christmas.

The foundation, launched last year by Emerson’s Supermarket staff with the aim of helping transform the local community, has announced its support for the foodbank in its fight against hunger this Christmas.

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July 20 Brand Journalism Case Study PR Northern Ireland

PR agency MGMPR - 3 May 2015; A general view of the action as the peloton approach Killylea, Co. Armagh, during the third stage. 150 elite cyclists from Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland compete in Stage 3 of the AmberGreen Energy Tour of Ulster in partnership with the SDS Group and Saltmarine Cars. Stage 3 takes the cyclists from Newry - Camlough - Newtownhamilton - Keady - Markethill - Hamiltonsbawn - Richill - Armagh - Caledon - Aughnacloy - Ballygawley (Whitebridge Road) - Pomeroy - Donaghmore - Cookstown. Picture credit: Stephen McMahon / SPORTSFILE

PR agency MGMPR Ltd team up with Tour of Ulster to ramp up coverage

The Tour of Ulster cycle race took place in May 2015. Almost 150 cyclists from across the globe gathered to fight for the coveted pink jersey again.

The event was organised by Garry Nugent of BGN Management who worked tirelessly to ensure the race was a huge success. In order to ramp up the coverage, MGMPR Ltd was asked to get on board to ensure the race gained regional and national coverage which we were delighted to have achieved.

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November 10 Case Study

Technology company recruits MGMPR to announce global cloud contract

Job creation, sun, sea and fibre connectivity are words we think about when we think of beautiful Cornwall.

We love the Westcountry so when Headforwards approached MGMPR Ltd to manage the announcement of its new cloud contract with a global telecoms giant we were delighted. We are delighted to assist businesses in the South West build on their profiles and brand awareness using our storytelling skills.

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November 10 Case Study

Emersons and MGMPR team up for PR therapy as £2million city investment rolls out

Our team at MGMPR Ltd know how to get people talking about brands and we know how to develop that conversation through storytelling.

Emerson’s supermarket in Northern Ireland is a 125-year-old household brand name which is currently investing £2million in the high street. We are delighted to tell the story of the investment which will bring shoppers back into the hub of the market square. Consumer PR matters. Tell Your Story!

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What our Clients say…

“We recently worked with MGMPR Ltd on an e-commerce website. Eleanor and the team have a very good understanding of Search Engine Optimisation and delivered a high standard of web copy on a very tight deadline.”

Gary Topping – ITS New Media

“Niddocks use MGMPR Ltd because of the team’s ability to spot a story, make that narrative relevant to a brand, and deliver to stringent deadlines. The team have certainly done that for us to date which resulted in lots of media coverage and we secured new clients as a result of the coverage. Eleanor and her team are media law trained professionals. We totally trust our reputation in their hands. We will certainly be using MGMPR Ltd again.”

Andrea and Rob Edlin – Niddocks

“MGMPR Ltd is currently managing our media campaign for the Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge involving myself, owner of Worldwide Financial Planning and Stephane Delourme, Head Chef of the Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant. We needed multi-media PR support from MGMPR Ltd to tell the story of our challenge. The challenge has gained coverage in newspapers, radio, magazines and on digital platforms. The fact that the team are journalists and editors means their storytelling skills are spot on and they use their contacts, locally, regionally and nationally to get coverage.”

Peter McGahan – Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge

Emma Kerr of Bowen Therapy NI:

“It was just by chance one day that I met Eleanor McGillie but I’m so glad I did as she has helped me get started on my new business and website – Bowen Therapy NI – something I would still be struggling with if left to my own devices.

“Eleanor has such a warm, friendly personality and a creative energy that rubs off on others.

“Her positive attitude to everything I suggested made the process so easy and I would definitely recommend Eleanor and her company for your multi-media and PR needs no matter how large or small your business aspirations may be.”

  • If you would like to discuss PR opportunities with MGMPR Ltd call our offices in Caledon, Co Tyrone on 028 3756 9569. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Emma Kerr of Bowen Therapy NI

“MGMPR Ltd has been employed by Markethill High School since September 1, 2012. The brief involves enhancing and developing publicity about the school for local media and ensuring the successes of the school are made known to new audiences, through both ‘traditional’ media and new social media opportunities. In all our dealings with the company, they have acted with clarity, diligence, sensitivity and initiative. Nothing has been too much trouble. I highly recommend MGMPR.”

 

James Maxwell – Principal of Markethill High School

“Eleanor is an absolute pleasure to work with and understands how effective a good relationship between a PR and journalist can be. Eleanor is a rare example of someone who always responds in such a positive way and is always willing to meet, take a call or email despite her very busy workload. Nothing is too much trouble for Eleanor and she is hugely professional, extending her time and journalistic expertise when required. I have no hesitation in recommending Eleanor and look forward to our continuing working relationship.”

Ryan Martinez – PR and Marketing Consultant

“I have worked with Eleanor McGillie and her team at MGMPR Ltd on different initiatives. Eleanor has a passion for making things happen, and, like me, she loves the food and drink sector. Her passion to deliver key messages is commendable and the fact she and her team are all media law trained journalists, editors and PR consultants, with a full range of multimedia devices available to them, means you know the job will be done.”

Stephane Delourme – Head Chef at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant

“I was introduced to Eleanor McGillie from MGMPR through a business associate just under a year ago to look at PR for one  of my clients. MGMPR’s out of the box thinking and timescale for execution is first class. MGMPR is not your typical PR agency – they are a team of media law trained business professionals who get your voice heard in all forms of media. If you want to promote your company in a professional and structured way then call MGMPR Ltd to see what they can do for you. They have delivered great results for my clients. I highly recommend the company.”

Tom Verner – Managing Director of Momentum Business Development NI

“Eleanor has wide ranging expertise and has worked extremely hard to promote the renewable energy sector especially in the South West of England.”

Christine Griffiths – Aeolus Power (Wind-Energy) Ltd

MGMPR Ltd was appointed to do the PR for the Tour of Ulster 2015 cycling race which took place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

The event attracted almost 150 elite cyclists from across the globe. In spite of the heavy rain and strong winds calling off the race on the second day – the event was a huge success and gained fantastic coverage in advance of the race, during the event and after the event.

Due to the adverse weather conditions, our team were totally on top of the story all weekend for our colleagues in the media so journalists could report the most up-to-date and relevant information. As soon as anything happened – journalists knew about it!

Denise Watson, a sports journalist for UTV, U105 and the News Letter, very kindly shared these kind words with us.

“My first contact with Eleanor McGillie was for the Tour of Ulster cycle race in 2015. She took over the PR of the event this year and it was very useful as a Sports Journalist to have someone to call and email regarding times and stage results.

“In the past, for TV and radio bulletins, I was scrambling around websites and social media hoping that the information was correct as it’s vital that my scripts are accurate. From the start of this year’s event, I had Eleanor and her team to call upon when I had a question.

“She was courteous and nothing was too much trouble. But the most impressive element for me was how she understood my job as a journalist. I have encountered PR companies who are driven by their agenda. Eleanor patiently asked me what my needs were and understood how vital it was for me to get up to date and accurate information.

“I believe it’s because she is a trained and experienced journalist herself. I look forward to working with her on future events.”  Denise Watson, UTV /U105/News Letter Sports Journalist.

If you would like to discuss PR opportunities with MGMPR Ltd call our offices in Caledon, Co Tyrone on 028 3756 9569. We would be delighted to hear from you.

MGMPR Ltd praised by Sports Journalist for Tour of Ulster 2015 PR coverage